Coelogyne quinquelamellata Ames 1920 SECTION Longifoliae Pfitzer No Photos

Part shade HotSummerFall

Common Name The 5 Lamellae Coelogyne [Refers to the 5 keels on the lip]

Flower Size 3.4" [2.2 cm]

Found in the Philippines [Mindanao] in lowland rainforests at elevations around 150 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with close set, pyriform to flask-shaped, somewhat 4 angled, thickest near the base pseudobulbs enveloped basally by a few persistent fibrous sheaths and carrying 2 apical, oblong-elliptic, attenuate apically and basally, acute, coriaceous, gradually narrowing below into the elongate petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on an erect, flattened, slender, 21" [52.5 cm] long, arching, fractiflex rachis, to 28 flowered inflorescence arising on a newly emerging pseudobulb with deciduous floral bracts and successively opening flowers.

CAUTION!!!!!!! I am very unconvinced of the veracity of this determination. The lip is just too long and the side lobes seem too thin. There are the 5 lamellae though......

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002 photo; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo ;

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